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Verner Panton’s Living Tower

Living_tower_1004941If you know a fair bit about 60s design, you will probably recognise the image on the right. If not, you may well wonder what it is, what it does and why on earth you would want actually one.

Back in the Sixties, designers became increasingly interested in new ways of living, utilising the three dimensions of space and the idea of ‘living spaces’. From these came Verner Panton’s Living Tower.

Also known as the Pantower, the Living Tower is a large sculptural seating/relaxing/play unit designed in 1969 and now available again.

PantonvitralivingtowerPanton designed it with the idea in mind of ‘more comfort, more of an experience, and more colour’. It can be used on four levels, as shown here in full use by none other than Verner Panton himself (x 4). It is apparently very comfortable and ‘acts as a catalyst for communication’ (possibly asking your companion what they are doing)

Available in blue, red or orange, it costs £6,790 from Pink Apple Designs (on special offer at the moment). I’m not sure if this is expensive or not as there isn’t really anything similar on the market to compare this with, but if I had the space, I’d be saving up for one now.

  • Verner Panton is a genius…imagine having that tower as a kid…also check out the übercool re-issued Relaxer rocking-chair – have just brought one home to my house in A-dam from Copenhagen…I can´t get enough of it…